Why Was A Transgender Cyclist Forced To Stand Alone On Podium After Win?

A transgender cyclist is facing backlash after she won a female category of a grueling gravel race and then posted on social media about other competitors bailing before the medal celebration. She says she has no idea why so many people bailed before the podiums, while posing alone with her arms aloft in victory. She also came in sixth overall in the female category of the race, beating 35 other cyclists. The event has a non-binary category, which she did not enter. She easily won her age group, beating second-place racer Lindsey Kriete by 17 minutes and third-place rider Michelle Van Sickle by more than 30. What are your thoughts LiveTribers? Why was a transgender cyclist forced to stand alone on the podium after win?

Posted by on 25 May 2023

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    I'm surprised she was able to enter in the first place

    Posted by yelsha42 on 03 Sep 2023

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    Very tricky situation

    Posted by kendallx3 on 03 Sep 2023

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    Transgender people don't belong in female competition. It's so wrong!

    Posted by MS on 14 Aug 2023

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    It might have something to do with the chicko roll and two mini dimsims lunch she was packing ?

    Posted by Offspring on 11 Aug 2023

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    Transwomen are women. Transmen are men. Non-binary is a separate category again. There's nothing to fear. Transphobia has no place in sports.

    Posted by Lyle on 23 Jul 2023

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    I'm sorry, but there are only two genders. The others are man--made up constructs.

    Posted by MS on 17 Nov 2023

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    Quite obvious really. She unfairly won a race against other competitors when she was not qualified for that race. The other competitors must feel the same way and have distanced themselves from the celebrations. I applaud them for their stance. Females compete against females and males against males. That is the fact of the matter. The transgenders can compete in the category for which they were born.

    Posted by petron on 18 Jun 2023

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    The event has a non-binary category, which she did not enter. She easily won her age group, beating second-place racer Lindsey Kriete by 17 minutes and third-place rider Michelle Van Sickle by more than 30. - Says it all really unfair advantage and only won by 17 minutes but chose to not enter non-binary category.

    Posted by McCOOL on 30 May 2023

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    wrestling collector

    We keep hearing the term inclusion,now we see what it means,a person born a male can compete against females,real fair.

    Posted by wrestling collector on 30 May 2023

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    It is unfair. She would have a physical advantage as she was born a male. She should compete in their own separate competition. Otherwise it is not fair for the females competing in the race.

    Posted by tassiegirl on 30 May 2023

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    Transgenders must be separated in the sport from normal people. Even more - in two groups depending on the direction of trans.

    Posted by Guntis on 30 May 2023

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    Trans should compete against trans

    Posted by Glen on 28 May 2023

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    This is happening all too often now when a transgender male enters a female competition and usually wins. Last week a transgender took the position away from a girl and he went to the Nationals. I would pull all the kids out of that competition personally and let him go alone. I call it cheating.

    Posted by coaster on 28 May 2023

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    The person identifies as transgender, ergo she is not female. , and ineligible to compete as a female.

    Posted by Sammbo on 28 May 2023

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    Heard of sore loser, this is sore winner.

    Posted by Leo on 28 May 2023

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    If I were an athlete and a transgender woman entered to compete against me I would refuse to compete. It isn't fair. I am an adult female, have never been a male so have no male DNA or any of the benefits a male has over a female. Good on them for avoiding "him". It is simply unfair and shouldn't be allowed.

    Posted by Paula on 27 May 2023

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    Because he/she is not female and shouldn't have been allowed to compete in the first place.

    Posted by flymow on 27 May 2023

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    It shouldn't have been allowed to enter the competition in the first place. Where is all this pc crap coming from? The world has gone mad and is being run by the inmates.

    Posted by ere on 27 May 2023

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    I think the competition was being inclusive by having a non-binary category - perhaps she could have entered that category. However the times between competitors seems obscene, is it even a professional competition?

    Posted by genhur on 26 May 2023

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    Because "she"/HE should not have been in this women's cycling race in the first place! Glad the other girls made their point by not participating.

    Posted by Elandra on 26 May 2023

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    This is a very touchy subject which unfortunately no one can agree on.

    Posted by Jibberman on 25 May 2023

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    Everyone else thinks it unfair for them to compete against the females.The only ones that don't agree are the Transgenders themselves and then they wonder why no one likes them when they win..

    Posted by McCOOL on 30 May 2023

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    It would be fair to everyone if transgenders have their own race within their community.

    Posted by Anna on 25 May 2023

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    Tara Rata

    I support the trans community but there comes a line between a fair win and winning because born with talents that a cis gender person could never complete with.

    Posted by Tara Rata on 25 May 2023

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    I'm a big supporter of the LGBTIQ+ community. It seems to me that the eligibility criteria for entry into the competition needed to be clearer. If the event was open to transgender people, and that was made clear up front, then the transgender competitor won fair and square.

    Posted by Sue on 25 May 2023

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    There was a race for transgender separate to female races but this person vetoed that to race against women. Sorry, just because you want to be called a female and act and dress like one does not one make you.

    Posted by coaster on 28 May 2023

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    I don't think anyone could call it 'fair & square' Sue. Their biological makeup is so different, regardless of what surgery they have to make themselves 'female'. Let them compete in their own category but not in the female category. I haven't heard of any transgender person competing in the male division - has anyone else?

    Posted by luvmydog on 27 May 2023

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    so unfair. i wouldn't stand with the transgender winner either. its a loophole to cheat and win. of course the females in the category would be upset and no way would want to celebrate the win.

    Posted by Megan on 25 May 2023

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    It's definitely a form of protest. The athlete should have entered the non-binary category to avoid all these

    Posted by Jidonskii on 25 May 2023

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    Busy Bee

    I guess it is to protest against a transgender competing in a women's event.

    Posted by Busy Bee on 25 May 2023

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    They talk about equality. This is not it! They need to have their own separate competitions

    Posted by Rachel on 25 May 2023

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    Speaking of equality. During the seventies women fought to get equal pay to men but now they have to compete against men. No equality there.

    Posted by Paula on 27 May 2023

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    We are still fighting for equal pay and which goes way back to the suffragettes. We do compete against men everyday in the workplace but the sporting field is a different arena. .

    Posted by coaster on 02 Jun 2023

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    Because it was not fair and competitors are showing their discontent.

    Posted by Chin on 25 May 2023

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    No one will respect any transgender athlete competing in the wrong biological gender comp. If we are to embrace transgenderism then let them have their own separate competition AND biological evident change rooms!!!

    Posted by mact on 25 May 2023

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    Unbelievable, shouldn’t have been allowed to compete in that category when there was a designated category already. How proud they must feel to have a very unfair win. These non binary beings feel so entitled these days it’s shocking.

    Posted by tutti_cutie on 25 May 2023

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    pinky princess

    Should have entered the non-binary event - given that there was supposedly one. Probably worried wouldn't win in that category. Very unfair on the females who entered the event meant for them - I don't blame them for not sharing a podium with the transgender person in this situation. This person should not be allowed to enter female events when there is an alternative for them.

    Posted by pinky princess on 25 May 2023

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    Should not be allowed to enter full stop. Women have fought for years for equality etc. and it is being ripped away from us by these transgender individuals saying they have the right as they are female. Wrong. I have/had a uterus (born with one) they don't. They have the Y chromosome - I don't. If they still have their private parts but acting as a female they are not even medically female. They should not be going into female change rooms or toilets etc. I am disgusted by parents not letting their children be called a boy or girl but a them/they/it or whatever. Children have problems when they become teens so imagine what this will do to them all because of some foolish idea. People have been called male and female for millenniums but only the last little while this seems to be a problem and if you call someone by a gender you can lose your job. Madness.

    Posted by coaster on 28 May 2023

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    "The event has a non-binary category, which she did not enter. She easily won her age group, beating second-place racer Lindsey Kriete by 17 minutes and third-place rider Michelle Van Sickle by more than 30".............Nuff said.

    Posted by Rossrooster on 25 May 2023

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    Not surprised HE should never have been in that race anyway let alone be awarded any placing. Disgusting that he could even be accepted into that category. Makes the biological women forfeit their placings because HE wants to compete in a race that was not for HIM.

    Posted by TRISH on 25 May 2023

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    Because he is a sham, stop competing against biological women, you want to dress up, do so if that makes you happy. I think these ladies have done the right thing by not joining, he is as thick as a brick if he does not understand the reason.

    Posted by Eug on 25 May 2023

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    He wasn't "Forced To Stand Alone On Podium", he could have chosen to not stand on it, just like everyone else did.

    Posted by nonick on 25 May 2023

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    This is beyond my comprehension.

    Posted by sulter on 25 May 2023

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